Cristiana de Marchi is an Italian/Lebanese artist, curator and poet who lives and works between Dubai and Beirut.
She was educated at the University of Torino and University of Roma from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours (1994) and a Masters Degree with first class honours (1999). In 2012 she completed the Course in Curatorial Practice organised by the California College of the Arts, U.S.A. in partnership with Emirates Foundation, Abu Dhabi.
She has collaborated with several cultural institutions (Cultural Service of the Italian Embassy in Lebanon; Archaeological Museum of Beirut; Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research, Beirut; Archaeology Museum of Sharjah) and extensively lectured at universities and institutions in Italy, the Middle East and USA.
Besides publishing articles and essays in catalogues and magazines devoted to contemporary art, through her personal artistic and literary research, Cristiana explores issues related to verbalization and translation, to the correspondence between physical and nominal dimensions. Some of her themes are the use of languages in propaganda, the transition between ‘territories’ and contexts, the redefinition of memory and identity.